Joseph is a 61-year-old Lebanese married man living with his wife. This couple strives to work really hard to spend the rest of their life properly. Joseph has owned a mini market since 2005 and he is waiting for the perfect time to enlarge his shop. As for his wife, she has been working as a teacher in a local school.
Today, Joseph is looking to borrow $1000 from kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to purchase added supplies to enlarge the business. In the future, he notes that he will collect money, take a rest and retire to hire someone to work on his behalf.
Due to political and social challenges in Lebanon, personally identifiable attributes entrepreneurs may have been altered to protect their privacy (i.e., blurring portions of the borrower's picture, not indicating a name and location, etc.). Vitas appreciates Kiva lenders' understanding of these challenges and encourages them to continue their support for Lebanon's borrowers.